camp life for the soldiers was not a very nice one not only did the camp affect them physically but also mentally. although the living conditions would improve over the years the soldiers still were sad and depressed.
Until 1865 African American men were not allowed to become a soldier. During the civil war about 200,000 African Americans enlisted in the union army and 30,000 in the navy but, most Northerns didn’t know if they could trust the black with weapons
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soldiers who need surgery had to be awake and had to feel all the pain from getting opened and most would die because of the pain and others would just kill them self. Only some doctors could hear the screams and continue with their surgery. Some times soldiers would have to wait days upon days before they could finally get treated
Union troops were given beans, bacon, pickled beef—called “salt horse” by the men—dried, compressed mixed vegetables, a cake that made a thin soup when crumbled into boiling water, and hardtack—square flour-and-water biscuits so hard, some said, that they could stop bullets
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One of the worst features of the Civil War was the prison system. More than 50,000 men died in prison camps; the number was about the same for North and South. While most prisons had bad conditions, perhaps the worst prison was Andersonville, the largest prison camp in the South. Of the 45,000 prisoners who entered its gates between 1862 and 1865, nearly 13,000 died.
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Soldiers would fight battles back-to-back with no time to rest or catch their breathe there was always the chance you could get killed or you could get seriously wounded.